Crankworx, the mountain biking event of the summer, is a 10-day festival in Whistler from August 8 – 17, 2014. After a decade, the festival continues to showcase the greatest downhill, slopestyle and enduro athletes. This year, the festival added more family-focused events, with the new Familyworx and an improved Kidsworx. Crankworx Whistler is definitely a summer festival in Whistler not to be missed.
Summer’s greatest mountain biking event, Crankworx has been ripping down the mountains of Whistler since 2003, and every year, the event gets bigger and better. Riders of all skill level compete with biking legends in downhill, slopestyle and enduro get to compete in some of the most challenging terrain Whistler has to offer. New this year, Crankworx festival is offering more action for families, with the addition of Familyworx and a newly expanded Kidsworx.
Familyworx offers a variety of family friendly activities and demos geared towards kids of all ages. Bring the kids to the Four Seasons for Familyworx ‘Run Bike’ Fun Races and Familyworx Photo Scavenger Hunt on August 9th and 17th. Both events are FREE and registration is on the day of the event. ‘Run Bikes’ are bikes without pedals or training wheels. They are meant to give kids the feel for riding on two wheels, while they power themselves forward. There will be a bike-themed photo hunt during the afternoon. Open for all ages, this event takes place all over Whistler Village with a special focus on all things Crankworx.
Crankworx amped up their kids program this year with several new Kidsworx events. New this year are Kidsworx Fat Tire Crit (August 8), Kidsworx B-Line Race (August 11), Fox Air DH Kidsworx Invitational (August 13), Kidsworx XC Race (August 15) and Kidsworx Pump Track Challenge (August 16). In most races, up-and-coming young racers will take on the same Whistler trails as their adult counterparts. Each race is divided into different age categories and awards will be given to winners of each category.
Crankworx isn’t just all about mountain biking! Be sure to check out the various concerts, photo and video showcases and the massive after parties. The GoPro Dirt Diaries and the Deep Summer Photo Challenge are major festival highlights to never leave Crankworx without.
Crankworx Whistler 2014, Schedule of Events
Fat Tire Crit
CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style
SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized
Liv Women’s Only A-Line Session
GoPro Dirt Diaries
Fox Air DH
Deep Summer Photo Challenge
Official Whip-Off World Championships
Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox
GIANT Dual Slalom
Canadian Open XC
Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival
Red Bull Joyride
Canadian Open DH
Whether you visit for a weekend, or stay for the entire 10 days, Crankworkx Whistler is the mountain biking event to check out this summer (and every summer afterwards). This established Whistler event not only caters mountain biking athletes, but also every member of the family at every age. alluraDirect.com offers amazing Whistler accommodation options for Crankworx. Let us take care of your next Whistler vacation!